The word 'comment' derives from the Latin term I will comment and is interpreted as the action of explain , that is, to mention the content of a text to make it understood in a simple way (as defined by the Royal Spanish Academy ). The notion of commenting, experts say, encompasses the making of comments, the issuance of judgments and the dissemination of multiple assessments or considerations on a given issue.
As you know, there are several words that can be used as synonyms to comment, even if they do not mean exactly the same: clear out , apostille , gloss , annotate , explain , to illustrate , paraphrase and to reveal , are some of them.
Similarly, there are different antonyms of the term comment, as with words such as shut up , silence and cover .
In the new technologies the term is used to refer to small appreciations about existing content on the web, articles in blogs, forums or networks, annotations about photographs or material on social networks, opinion on a topic on a page where we are allowed to do so, for example.
It is also called spam comment to a message that contains false advertising , or offensive text for some person or social group. Also receive the name of junk mail and messages that have not been requested, that are negative or of unknown sender may enter within this rating. These are usually messages sent en masse for commercial purposes and that may harm the recipient in one or many ways.
It is a word that comes from the Anglo-Saxon term "Spam" and was born in World War II, soldiers who were at war were receiving canned cans from their relatives. Spam was a canned meat that was very common in the United States. On the other hand, the act of sending these messages is called spamming .
There are many ways to perform spamming, however the most used is the one that is done through messages to emails or social media accounts . Pop-ups are also common, which often come even with viruses.
On the Internet the comments are found subject to moderation , which is done by the different administrators of each page, who have the right to delete spam or disrespectful messages.
A text-based comment On the other hand, it is a work or analysis developed based on a specific text, which at the time of being presented usually adopts the typical structure of an opinion piece. It is usually used to estimate a student's reading ability and knowledge about a certain subject. The text commentary is designed with reading as the basis and in order to arrive at a synthesis and assessment which is divided into multiple segments: a theme (where the central idea of the text is reflected), a organizational scheme (which divides the thematic sections of the text), a summary (on what is discussed in the text), a linguistic characterization (the sentence mode is identified) and a personal assessment (the subjective opinion of who makes the comment).
The philosophy clarifies that commenting on a text does not mean paraphrasing it (that is, it does not consist of using other words to repeat exactly the same as the original text says). Nor is a comment limited to explaining the meaning of the ideas of the writing, since it is part of the analysis of the text and not of the comment itself.